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Safeguarding in the Curriculum

Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about and explore safeguarding issues, these support our children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing.

Our PSCHE curriculum covers all areas of Safeguarding through each of the strands (All about me, Celebrating difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy me, Relationships, Changing me), specifically the new Relationship and Sex Education (2021 - please see the RSE for more information) 

Assemblies and National days/weeks (for example Anti-bulling week, Children in Need, Red Nose day) are used to promote personal safeguarding matters and explore themes.

Examples of practical safeguarding opportunities that are planned into the curriculum include:

  • Road and rail safety (including out of school visits, bikeability, work with police officers in the community) 
  • Poolside and water safety through swimming lessons 
  • Visits from welfare professions including the local fire and police service 
  • Visitors from charities such as Barnados, NSPCC, the dogs trust to do focused projects
  • Work from local voluntary sector services particularly around safe transition to Secondary school
  • Plays and shows, such as ‘The Power of One’ – a play dealing with the sensitive issue of Bullying
  • Online safety training within lessons, through assemblies and quizzes
  • Safe use of technology including password security and privacy settings 
  • Our Forest School Programme which incorporates “Stranger Danger”, being safe in the outdoors, what to do if you are separated from your group (in relation to school visits) 
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